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PostPosted: July 20th, 2018, 5:52 pm 
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25 July 2018, 12:54am to 2:24am CDT
Moon-Jupiter


The two will be setting together in the west, in the constellation Sagittarius. The 12.5-day-old Moon will have Saturn to its lower left, the pair remaining fewer than one-and-a-half degrees apart the whole time. At 12:54am Saturn will be thirty-one degrees up, and nineteen degrees up at 2:24am.


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PostPosted: August 16th, 2018, 1:21 pm 
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16 August 2018, 9:19pm to 10:19pm CDT
MODERATE: Moon-Jupiter


The two will be setting together in the west, in the constellation Libra. The 6.2-day-old Moon will have Jupiter to its left, the pair remaining fewer than seven degrees apart the whole time. At 9:19pm both will be twenty-six degrees up, and fifteen degrees up at 10:19pm.

[As of this posting, "Loose" will be a conjunction with the components fewer than nine degrees apart, "Moderate" will be fewer than six degrees, and "Tight" will be fewer than three degrees.]


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PostPosted: August 22nd, 2018, 10:15 pm 
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23 August 2018, 2:02am to 2:32am CDT
LOOSE: Moon-Mars


The two will be setting together in the west, the Moon in the Sagittarius and Mars in Capricornus. The 11.9-day-old Moon will have Mars to its left, the pair remaining fewer than eight degrees apart the whole time. At 2:02am Mars will be nineteen degrees up, and both will be fifteen degrees up at 2:32am.

Pertinent graphic:
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/WEBvic18_Aug20-23ev.jpg


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